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Difficulty Mayhem
Level # 20
No. of Lemmings 50
To be Saved 100%
Release Rate 85
Time 5 Minutes
Level Chronology
Previous Time to get up!
Next With a twist of lemming please
Stepping Stones (ZX Spectrum)

No added colours or Lemmings is the twentieth level of the Mayhem difficulty in Lemmings.


Set the second Lemming as a Blocker. Then the one going on ahead will bash through the wall and then build a bridge to the exit, starting from the very edge so that he will hit the wall and turn around. Raise the release rate to 99. When the trailblazer turns around, turn one Lemming in the mob into a Climber so that it climbs the left wall and separates itself from the others. Have the trailblazer mine under the Blocker to set him free. Let the mob walk to the exit, then make the Climber now last in line mine through the very end of the bridge. Have both Lemmings at the bottom now climb to the exit.

ZX Spectrum strategy[]

The first lemming bashes through the wall while the second lemming is turned into a Blocker to hold the others back. Make your Trailblazer build to the exit then raise the release rate to 99. When you assign your second Builder skill to your Trailblazer, have a lemming held back going right mine under the Blocker's feet to free him, then make the Miner build so that he does not go through the floor. When your second Builder is high enough, make him Mine to interrupt his building, and all lemmings should make it to the exit with two seconds to spare.

Version differences[]

Atari Lynx
  • Was renamed "No added colours".
  • Only has 40 Lemmings.
  • You can see a climber climb through the bridge that he made and still exit.
Super NES
  • American spelling "colors" used in title.
ZX Spectrum
  • Only has 20 lemmings.
  • Time limit reduced to 1 minute.
  • Has 3 Builder skills.
Amstrad CPC
  • Same as ZX Spectrum, except that the time limit is 3 minutes.
2006 Remake
  • 7 minute time limit.

Access codes[]

  • Acorn Archimedes & Atari Lynx: NUMBTWENTY (For "Number 20")
  • Macintosh: LIGKJOOOIQ
  • Sega Genesis: DSJFX (America) / DRJJL (Europe)
  • ZX Spectrum & Amstrad CPC: IJJLNIBCFU


  • This map is also used in level 4 of the Fun difficulty, Now use miners and climbers.
  • The solution was actually printed in the instruction manual of the Super NES version.
  • In a poll on the Lemmings Forums asking fans to nominate their favorite levels, this level emerged as the overall winner. This is also one of the four levels in the game that requires you to use all the given skills to win (its previous version being another).
  • This map is the 50th level on the Spectrum version of Lemmings and the 5th level in the Mayhem difficulty.
  • This is the last level to use the track How Much is that Doggie in the Window on most platforms.
  • The level's title is based on the common disclaimer "no added colours or preservatives".
  • One of only four levels to require using all the given skills. The other three are Now use miners and climbers, Diet Lemmingaid, and All or Nothing.

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